Cartouche Shawl by Janelle Martin

Cartouche Shawl

January 2011
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
21.25 stitches and 41.25 rows = 4 inches
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1400 yards (1280 m)
72" x 37"
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This pattern is available for free.

Janelle Martin: I was paging through Japanese stitch dictionaries and found the main pattern used in this shawl. It reminded me of an Egyptian cartouche and I visualized it in a deeper vibrant red, the colour of life and victory for Ancient Egyptians.

In this top-down shawl, the stitch patterns flow seamlessly one into another. To accomplish this, transitional charts are used. These are marked as such and must be followed with extra care as stitch patterns are altered to flow into the next design.

For those that prefer written to charted instructions can download written instructions (PDF) here.


Chart B1
Row 11 - should begin “yo, k1” and the last two stitches should be “k1, yo.”

Row 17 is missing a yo in stitch 15.

Chart B2
Row 5 - The cable at stitch 11-12 & 27-28 is crossed the wrong way. It should be a C2BP.

Row 37 - Second stitch from beginning and the end should be a purl.

Chart B3
Row 15 - Second last stitch should be a purl.

Chart D2
Rows 36-38 - the Flower in the middle of the first and last shape are dropped one stitch down. The flower bud should start on row 37 and end on 39.

Row 42 - First stitch is missing on the chart. It should be a grey box indicating a purl stitch on the right side/knit stitch on the wrong side.